Reflections from the life of a late friend.

Roses Rest in Peace RIP

بِسْمِ ٱللّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ‎

My friend who graced the blog, 1newleaf with wonderful articles has departed from the world. She wrote with the pen name, “Honey bee”. Like a bee, she wanted to work hard and enrich her Akhira (Hereafter). Even before we decided to write articles, she used a picture of a honey bee as her WhatsApp profile!

We met at tafsir classes. She worked really hard and was always eager to help others. On completion of the course, the students threw a small party. We invited a few others and hoped that we may inspire others to join the class in the future. Many of my classmates spoke about how the tafsir class changed their lives. Finally, it was “Honey bee’s” turn to speak. She used very few words yet what she said remains afresh in my memory even today.

She took out an object which looked like a large marker pen and asked us what it was. “Marker” “massager” “Kitchen appliance”. We heard many wrong answers. Then she took out it’s manual and announced, “Let’s see what it has to say.” She followed the instructions and added a couple of batteries to the device. On switching on, the device opened its cap-shaped wings and turned into a portable fan! She then spoke something like this, “If we didn’t know its purpose, we would throw it into the dustbin. It had a purpose. A manual printed by the manufacturer helped us operate it correctly. We exist for a purpose too. Our Creator Allah has sent us a manual to learn.“ Of course, she was referring to the Quran. “And when we don’t lead a life as proposed by our creator, we will end up in a dust bin too. What is it?” We heard visitors reply, “HELL”. Do we really need another reason to start learning and living by the instructions of the Quran?

That day, I was engulfed with sadness. 

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Roses Rest in Peace RIP



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